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Weekend Work for Metro Highways, Freeways

Updated: 08/17/2013 9:41 AM
Created: 08/15/2013 2:05 PM KSTP.com
By: Maricella Miranda

Motorists should plan ahead this weekend when traveling in the Twin Cities area.

Several highways and interstates are under construction in the metro, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The agency is warning motorists to drive cautiously through work zones, to move over a lane if possible and to reduce speed for stopped emergency and maintenance vehicles.

This weekend's projects include:

Highway 10

Both directions between West Main Street, Greenhaven Road and Seventh Avenue will be reduced to a single lane until Aug. 30.

Interstate 35W

Closed northbound between the I-35/35W/35E split and Highway 13 in Burnsville beginning Friday, Aug. 16, until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19. The ramps to and from northbound I-35W  at County Road 42, Burnsville Parkway and Hwy 13 also will be closed at this time.

Interstate 35

Single-lane southbound between the split in Burnsville and County Road 50 from Friday, Aug. 16, through 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19. County Road 46 ramps to and from southbound I-35 will also be closed at this time.

Highway 36

Closed both directions between Highway 61 and White Bear Avenue until Aug. 31. Highway 36 between Highway 61 and Edgerton Street is reduced to a single lane through Sept. 28. Highway 61 northbound is reduced to a single lane from Roselawn Avenue to Highway 36 until Aug. 30.

Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge

Vehicle length restrictions remain in effect, no vehicles longer than 35 feet allowed

Highway 95

Closed both directions between County Road 12 and Highway 16 for 50 days as crews complete pavement resurfacing and culvert construction.

Highway 169

Single-lane both directions between County Road 21 in Shakopee and Pioneer Trail in Bloomington. Ramps to and from northbound Highway 169 will be closed at County Road 21, Highway 101, Old Shakopee Road and Pioneer Trail.

Highway 169 will be closed southbound between Highway 55 in Golden Valley and 77th Avenue in Brooklyn Park from Friday, Aug. 16, until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19.

Interstate 694

Single-lane eastbound between Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center and Long Lake Road in New Brighton between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., westbound single-lane from Highway 65 in Highway 100 between 7 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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